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Current Affairs Quiz: 19 July 2016

Jul 19, 2016 19:00 IST

Jagranjosh.com brings for its reader daily updated quizzes that cover the topics like quarter of a million children in parts of Borno state suffering from severe malnutrition, recommendation of Lodha Committee accepted by SC and 5th Red Bull Romaniacs title among others.

1.    Almost a quarter of a million children in parts of Borno state formerly controlled by Boko Haram are suffering from severe malnutrition. Borno is located in which of the following country?
a)    Congo
b)    Egypt
c)    Nigeria
d)    Mali

2.    World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has called for a ban on all Russian competitors and officials at the upcoming Rio Olympics and other international sports on the basis of the Investigation Report of whom of the following?
a)    Richard McLaren
b)    Grigory Rodchenkov
c)    Taylor Branch
d)    Jerry Sandusky

3.    Name the rider who won the 5th Red Bull Romaniacs title.
a)    Graham Jarvis
b)    Jonny Walker
c)    Andreas Lettenbichler
d)    Cyril Despres

4.    Who won the 2016 MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Rally Championship for two-wheelers?
a)    R Nataraj
b)    Abdul Wahid Tanveer
c)    S D Viswas
d)    None of the above

5.    Name the multinational telecommunications company that recently agreed to acquire the U.K. based semiconductor firm ARM Holdings.
a)    Bharti Airtel
b)    Verizon
c)    Softbank
d)    Telstra

6.    Name the Ayurvedic medicine manufacturer that recently inked a MoU with DRDO’s Defence Institute of High Altitude Research to promote cultivation of rare medicinal plants.
a)    Shri Baidyanath
b)    Zandu Pharmaceutical Works
c)    The Himalaya Drug Company
d)    Dabur India Ltd.

7.    Name the country that signed a MoU with Uttar Pradesh government to  set up a skill development centre to help farmers.
a)    The Netherlands
b)    France
c)    England
d)    Russia

8.    The recommendation of Lodha Committee on BCCI reforms that was accepted by Supreme Court bars people above which age from being member of BCCI?
a)    60
b)    65
c)    70
d)    75

9.    Name the legendary singer of evergreen song "Kabhi tanhaiyon mein hamari yaad ayegi" who died on 18 July 2016 after a prolonged illness.
a)    Talat Mahmood
b)    Shamshad Begum
c)    Mubarak Begum
d)    None of the above

10.    Which of the following statement about the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016 is false that was passed by Parliament in July 2016?
•    Seeks to set up a Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Gurgaon
•    Disseminate knowledge by providing research facilities in biotechnology
•    It will be set up under the auspices of UNESCO
•    Facilitate transfer of technology and knowledge in the SAARC region

   Who was appointed as the Chief Economist of World Bank in July 2016?
a)    Justin Yifu Lin
b)    François Bourguignon
c)    Nicholas H Stern
d)    Paul Romer

12.    India’s first e-court was opened in July 2016 at which High Court?
a)    Madras High Court
b)    Hyderabad High Court
c)    Rajasthan High Court
d)    Punjab High Court

13.    Who was appointed as the Vice-President-Finance for India and South West Asia of Coca-Cola in July 2016?
a)    Sarvita Sethi
b)    Sanjeev Kumar
c)    Venkatesh Kini
d)    Manoj Prabhakar

14.    Name the Indian-origin former Singapore President who was conferred with the Outstanding Member of the South Asian Diaspora award 2016?
a)    Subadhra Devi Rai
b)    S R Nathan
c)    Ron Chandran-Dudley
d)    Gopinath Pillai

15.    Which state government has planned to create 400 hectares of new water area in private land in 2016?
a)    Odisha
b)    Jharkhand
c)    Kerala
d)    Pondicherry

1. (c) Nigeria
2. (a) Richard McLaren
3. (a) Graham Jarvis
4. (b) Abdul Wahid Tanveer
5. (c) Softbank
6. (d) Dabur India Ltd.
7. (a) The Netherlands
8. (c) 70
9. (c) Mubarak Begum
10. (a) Seeks to set up a Regional Centre for Biotechnology in Gurgaon
11. (d) Paul Romer
12. (b) Hyderabad High Court
13. (a)  Sarvita Sethi
14. (b) S R Nathan
15. (a) Odisha

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